For years now, SOLIDWORKS has included many useful tools in the View Orientation window. Now in SOLIDWORKS 2020, we can use that same window to specify whether to use Y or use Z for the Up Axis. This will redefine all of the standard views (Top, Front, Right, Isometric, etc.)
- Press Space to bring up the View Orientation window, or right-click the graphics view and choose View Orientation
- Choose the desired option from the Up Axis Flyout (shown below)
- Try out the new orientations. Any existing drawing views will also be updated
Explore more new tricks and time-saving techniques in our Advanced Update course!